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Friday, January 29, 2016

2006 to 2015 Question Papers PAPER I RESEARCH METHODOLOGY Dr. MGR University

Dr. MGR University MARCH 2006 Question Paper
Subject : PAPER I – RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

[KO 801] Sub. Code: 9101
MASTER OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY (M.O.T.) DEGREE EXAMINATION
FIRST YEAR
(Common to All Branches)
PART – I
PAPER I – RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
Q.P. Code: 419101
Time: Three Hours Maximum : 100 marks
Theory : Two hours and Theory : 80 marks
 forty minutes
M.C.Q. : Twenty minutes M.C.Q. : 20 marks
Answer ALL questions
Draw suitable diagrams where ever necessary
I. Elaborate on: (2 x 15 = 30)
 1. Effect of vestibular stimulations are to be studied on children with hyper activity and
 attention deficit disorder. Design and describe the research study.
 2. Inter rater reliability of one instrument is to be studies on C.P children to assess speed
 and dexterity. Discuss the research design.
II. Write notes on: (10 x 5 = 50)
 1. Define and explain ‘mean’.
 2. Measures of Dispersion.
 3. Median.
 4. Graphs.
 5. Hypothesis.
 6. Positive correlation.
 7. ‘t’ test.
 8. Inter-rater reliability.
 9. Sampling technique.
10. Population.
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Dr. MGR University FEBRUARY 2007 Question Paper
Subject : PAPER I – RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

[KQ 801] Sub. Code: 9101
MASTER OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY (M.O.T.) DEGREE EXAMINATION
FIRST YEAR
(Common to All Branches)
PART – I
PAPER I – RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
Q.P. Code: 419101
Time: Three Hours Maximum : 100 marks
Theory : Two hours and Theory : 80 marks
 forty minutes
M.C.Q. : Twenty minutes M.C.Q. : 20 marks
Answer ALL questions
Draw suitable diagrams where ever necessary
I. Elaborate on:
 1. Describe how to formulate an assessment tool to measure ADL and how to critique
 assessment tools. (20)
 2. Outline and discuss the six major steps in the hypothesis-testing. (15)
 3. Discuss the research design and describe the research study for finding the effect of
 muscle tone on balance in children with cerebral palsy. (15)
II. Write notes on: (10 x 5 = 50)
 1. Threats to Validity.
 2. Delphi Technique.
 3. Measures of Variability.
 4. Wilcoxson signed rank test.
 5. Blind procedures.
 6. Hawthorne effect.
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Dr. MGR University SEPTEMBER 2007 Question Paper
Subject : PAPER I – RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

[KR 801] Sub. Code: 9101
MASTER OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY (M.O.T.) DEGREE EXAMINATION
FIRST YEAR
(Common to All Branches)
PART – I
PAPER I – RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
Q.P. Code: 419101
Time: Three Hours Maximum : 100 marks
Theory : Two hours and Theory : 80 marks
 forty minutes
M.C.Q. : Twenty minutes M.C.Q. : 20 marks
Answer ALL questions
Draw suitable diagrams where ever necessary
I. Elaborate on:
 1. Describe the steps involved in designing an evaluation instrument for prevocational
 assessment. (20)
 2. Discuss how you would critique a quantitative study in Occupational Therapy. (15)
 3. Discuss the process of establishing normative data for an Indian Population for a
 standardized Hand function test. (15)
II. Write notes on: (10 x 5 = 50)
 1. Validity and types of validity.
 2. Case-control study.
 3. Methods of sampling.
 4. Hypothesis testing.
 5. Correlation.
 6. Normal distribution.
*******

Dr. MGR University MARCH 2008 Question Paper
Subject : PAPER I – RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

[KS 801] Sub. Code: 9101
MASTER OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY (M.O.T.) DEGREE EXAMINATION
FIRST YEAR
(Common to All Branches)
PART – I
PAPER I – RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
Q.P. Code: 419101
Time: Three Hours Maximum : 100 marks
Answer ALL questions
Draw suitable diagrams where ever necessary
I. Elaborate on: (2 x 20 = 40)
 1. Define Research Design. Write in detail about the various types of Research Designs.
 2. Define data collection. Enlist various techniques of data collection in detail.
II. Write notes on: (10 x 6 = 60)
 1. Split half method.
 2. Median and Mode.
 3. Review of literature.
 4. Hawthorne effect.
 5. Visual Analogue Scale.
 6. Content validity.
 7. Double blind method.
 8. Cohort study.
 9. Sensitivity and specificity.
10. Chi-square test.
*******

Dr. MGR University SEPTEMBER 2008 Question Paper
Subject : PAPER I – RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

[KT 801] Sub. Code: 9101
MASTER OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY (M.O.T.) DEGREE EXAMINATION
FIRST YEAR
(Common to All Branches)
PART – I
PAPER I – RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
Q.P. Code: 419101
Time: Three Hours Maximum : 100 marks
Answer ALL questions
Draw suitable diagrams where ever necessary
I. Elaborate on: (2 x 20 = 40)
 1. What are the essential steps in conducting a randomized controlled trial?
 Discuss the difficulties you would encounter in designing a randomized control trial
 to find the effectiveness of a treatment technique in occupational therapy for patients
 with cerebrovascular accident.
 2. How will you use the Delphi technique to develop a questionnaire for assessing life
 satisfaction in patients with spinal cord injury who have been rehabilitated in the
 community.
II. Write notes on: (10 x 6 = 60)
 1. Survey research.
 2. Scales of measurement.
 3. Reliability.
 4. Null hypothesis.
 5. Type I, Type II error.
 6. Delphi technique.
 7. Population.
 8. ‘t’ test.
 9. Graphs.
10. Inter-rates reliability.
*******

Dr. MGR University MARCH 2009 Question Paper
Subject : PAPER I – RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

[KU 801] Sub. Code: 9101
MASTER OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY (M.O.T.) DEGREE EXAMINATION
FIRST YEAR
(Common to All Branches)
PART – I
PAPER I – RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
Q.P. Code: 419101
Time: Three Hours Maximum : 100 marks
Answer ALL questions
Draw suitable diagrams where ever necessary
I. Elaborate on: (2 x 20 = 40)
 1. Explain briefly the different steps involved in research process.
 2. Discuss the research design and explain the research study for finding the effect of
 muscle tone on balance among children with spinal muscular atrophy.
II. Write notes on: (10 x 6 = 60)
 1. Dependent and independent variable.
 2. Double blind method.
 3. Hawthorne effect.
 4. Chi-square test.
 5. Median and mode.
 6. Cohort study.
 7. Regression.
 8. Probability.
 9. Mortality rates.
10. Projective technique.
*******

Dr. MGR University SEPTEMBER 2009 Question Paper
Subject : PAPER I – RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

[KV 801] Sub. Code: 9101
MASTER OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY (M.O.T.) DEGREE EXAMINATION
FIRST YEAR
(Common to All Branches)
PART – I
PAPER I – RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
Q.P. Code: 419101
Time: Three Hours Maximum : 100 marks
Answer ALL questions
Draw suitable diagrams where ever necessary
I. Elaborate on: (2 x 20 = 40)
 1. Define sample and sampling. Enumerate various types of sampling techniques in detail.
 2. Effect of vestibular stimulation to be studied on children with autism.
 Develop the design and describe the research study.
II. Write notes on: (10 x 6 = 60)
 1. Qualitative and Quantitative data.
 2. Pilot study.
 3. Diagrams.
 4. Standard deviation.
 5. Population.
 6. Inter rater reliability.
 7. Type I, Type II error.
 8. Delphi technique.
 9. Level of significance.
10. Median.
*******

Dr. MGR University MARCH 2010 Question Paper
Subject : PAPER I – RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

[KW 801] Sub. Code: 9101
MASTER OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY (M.O.T.) DEGREE EXAMINATION
FIRST YEAR
(Common to All Branches)
PART – I
PAPER I – RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
Q.P. Code: 419101
Time: Three Hours Maximum : 100 marks
Answer ALL questions
Draw suitable diagrams where ever necessary
I. Elaborate on: (2 x 20 = 40)
 1. Define research design. Briefly explain about the various types of research designs
 and the factors influencing the research design.
 2. Define review of literature.
 Discuss its purposes, uses and methods of writing a literature review.
II. Write notes on: (10 x 6 = 60)
 1. Population and sample.
 2. ‘t’ test – paired and independent.
 3. Measures of central tendency.
 4. Types of correlation.
 5. Normal distribution.
 6. Graphs.
 7. Co-variation.
 8. Correlation.
 9. Double blind method.
10. Chi-square test.
*******

Dr. MGR University SEPTEMBER 2010 Question Paper
Subject : PAPER I – RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

[KX 801] Sub. Code: 9101
MASTER OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY (M.O.T.) DEGREE EXAMINATION
FIRST YEAR
(Common to All Branches)
PART – I
PAPER I – RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
Q.P. Code: 419101
Time: Three Hours Maximum : 100 marks
Answer ALL questions
Draw suitable diagrams where ever necessary
I. Elaborate on: (2 x 20 = 40)
 1. Describe Norm Referenced and Criterion referenced tests.
 Briefly differentiate the features of these tests.
 2. Inter rates reliability of one instrument meant to assess the cognitive function among
 school going children. Discuss the research design to be used.
II. Write notes on: (10 x 6 = 60)
 1. Cohort study.
 2. Type I and Type II error.
 3. Types of validity.
 4. Steps in Hypothesis testing.
 5. Frequency distribution.
 6. Review of literature.
 7. Reliability.
 8. Qualitative and quantitative data.
 9. Stratified sampling.
10. Measures of dispersion.
*******

Dr. MGR University MAY 2011 Question Paper
Subject : PAPER I – RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

[KY 801] Sub. Code: 9101
MASTER OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY (M.O.T.) DEGREE EXAMINATION
FIRST YEAR
(Common to All Branches)
PART – I
PAPER I – RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
Q.P. Code: 419101
Time: Three Hours Maximum : 100 marks
Answer ALL questions
Draw suitable diagrams where ever necessary
I. Elaborate on: (2 x 20 = 40)
 1. Briefly explain about different phases in tool construction and elaborate
 handwriting tool construction procedure for Tamil Nadu population.
 2. Briefly explain about Difference between Parametric and Non- Parametric test.
 Briefly explain about research process method.
II. Write notes on: (10 x 6 = 60)
 1.Concurrent validity.
 2. Split-half reliability.
 3. Factors influencing internal validity.
 4. Cross over research design.
 5. Random sampling procedure.
 6. Non-Probability sampling.
 7. Hypothesis testing.
 8. Mean deviation.
 9. Types of qualitative research.
10. Quasi experimental design.
*******

Dr. MGR University OCTOBER 2011 Question Paper
Subject : PAPER I – RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

[KZ 801] Sub. Code: 9101
MASTER OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY (M.O.T.) DEGREE EXAMINATION
FIRST YEAR
(Common to All Branches)
PAPER I – RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
Q.P. Code: 419101
Time: Three Hours Maximum: 100 marks
Answer ALL questions
Draw suitable diagrams where ever necessary
I. Elaborate on : Pages Time Marks
 (Max.) (Max.) (Max.)
 1. Explain how will you conduct a survey in Tamil Nadu
 to find out what percentage of children going to 17 40 min. 20
 mainstream schools have learning disability.
 2. Explain in detail various types of scoring. 17 40 min. 20
II. Write notes on :
 1. Factorial design. 4 10 min. 6
 2. Regression analysis. 4 10 min. 6
 3. List of six considerations for sample size determination. 4 10 min. 6
 4. Chi-square Test. 4 10 min. 6
 5. Research Proposal. 4 10 min. 6
 6. Discuss if Hand Dynamometer is a reliable tool to measure
 grip strength in Hemiplegics. 4 10 min. 6
 7. Bibliography writing as per American Psychiatry
 Association style. 4 10 min. 6
 8 .Give two examples of point scales used in Occupational
 Therapy and explain its disadvantages. 4 10 min. 6
 9. Explain the types of measurement scales. 4 10 min. 6
10. Pilot study. 4 10 min. 6

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Dr. MGR University MAY 2012 Question Paper
Subject : PAPER I – RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

[LA 801]Sub. Code: 9101
MASTER OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY (M.O.T.) DEGREE EXAMINATION
FIRST YEAR
(Common to All Branches)
PAPER I – RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
Q.P. Code: 419101
Time: Three Hours Maximum: 100 marks
Answer ALL questions
Draw suitable diagrams where ever necessary
I. Elaborate on : Pages Time Marks
 (Max.) (Max.) (Max.)
 1. What is methodological research? Briefly explain about
 procedures involved in different phases of construction 17 40 min. 20
 of visual perception assessment tool for paediatric population.
 2. Briefly explain about Difference between descriptive statistics
 and inferential statistics. Describe the steps involved in testing 17 40 min. 20
 for statistical difference between sample mean and parameter
 mean with example.
II. Write notes on:
 1. Delphi technique. 4 10 min. 6
 2. External validity. 4 10 min. 6
 3. Extraneous variable. 4 10 min. 6
 4. Honeymoon effect. 4 10 min. 6
 5. Criterion related validity. 4 10 min. 6
 6. Types of research design. 4 10 min. 6
 7. What is measurement scale and explain about interval
 scale with example. 4 10 min. 6
 8. Inter observer reliability. 4 10 min. 6
 9. Multi-phase sampling. 4 10 min. 6
10. Measures of dispersion. 4 10 min. 6
*******

Dr. MGR University OCTOBER 2012 Question Paper
Subject : PAPER I – RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

[LB 801] Sub. Code: 9101
MASTER OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY (M.O.T.) DEGREE EXAMINATION
FIRST YEAR
(Common to All Branches)
PAPER I – RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
Q.P. Code: 419101
Time: Three Hours Maximum: 100 marks
Answer ALL questions
Draw suitable diagrams where ever necessary
I. Elaborate on : Pages Time Marks
 (Max.) (Max.) (Max.)
 1. Explain with an example the application and properties
 of normal distribution curve. Differentiate skewness 17 40 min. 20
 and kurtosis and its significance in interpreting the results.
 2. Define Sampling and types of sampling designs.
 What are the advantages of sampling? Explain the 17 40 min. 20
 different methods of random sampling.
II. Write notes on:
 1. Assumptions of application of two independent sample ‘t’ test. 4 10 min. 6
 2. Sensitivity of an instrument. 4 10 min. 6
 3. Threats to internal validity. 4 10 min. 6
 4. Indication of use of directional and non-directional hypothesis. 4 10 min. 6
 5. Confidence interval. 4 10 min. 6
 6. Types of reliability. 4 10 min. 6
 7. Compare and contrast experimental and
 quasi-experimental research designs. 4 10 min. 6
 8. Characteristic of qualitative research. 4 10 min. 6
 9. Internal consistency. 4 10 min. 6
10. Levels of measurement. 4 10 min. 6
*******

Dr. MGR University APRIL 2013 Question Paper
Subject : PAPER I – RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

[LC 801] Sub. Code: 9101
MASTER OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY (M.O.T.) DEGREE EXAMINATION
FIRST YEAR
(Common to All Branches)
PAPER I – RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
Q.P. Code: 419101
Time: Three Hours Maximum : 100 marks
Answer ALL questions
Draw suitable diagrams where ever necessary
I. Elaborate on: (2 x 20 = 40)
 1. Explain how would standardize collage as an assessment tool for Schizophrenics.
 2. Methods of data collection.
II. Write notes on: (10 x 6 = 60)
 1. Differentiate between experimental and survey studies.
 2. What is tabulation and explain general principles of tabulation?
 3. Skewness and its use for selecting statistical method.
 4. Explain time series analysis with specific emphasis relating to Occupational Therapy
 studies.
 5. Two way Anova.
 6. Spearman’s Rank Correlation.
 7. Focus group Research.
 8. Types of sample design.
 9. Projective techniques used as method of data collection.
10. Guidelines for constructing questionnaire or schedule.
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Dr. MGR University OCTOBER 2013 Question Paper
Subject : PAPER I – RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

[LD 801] Sub. Code: 9101
MASTER OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY (M.O.T.) DEGREE EXAMINATION
FIRST YEAR
(Common to All Branches)
PAPER I – RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
Q.P. Code: 419101
Time: Three Hours Maximum : 100 marks
Answer ALL questions
Draw suitable diagrams where ever necessary
I. Elaborate on: (2 x 20 = 40)
 1. Critique the use of FIM’S scale and Barthel’s Index as valid tools to measure A.D.L
 in spinal cord injury.
 2. Differentiate between Parametric and non parametric tests.
 Explain the types of non-parametic tests used in Occupational Therapy.
II. Write notes on: (10 x 6 = 60)
 1. Significance of screening tools.
 2. Pilot study.
 3. Study designs.
 4. Focus groups.
 5. Bell curve.
 6. MANOVA & ANOVA.
 7. Steps in research proposal.
 8. Correlation studies.
 9. How to detect the sample population for a survey study.
10. Mean, Median, Mode.
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Dr. MGR University APRIL 2014 Question Paper
Subject : PAPER I – RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

[LE 801] Sub. Code: 9101
MASTER OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY (M.O.T.) DEGREE EXAMINATION
FIRST YEAR
(Common to All Branches)
PAPER I – RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
Q.P. Code: 419101
Time: Three Hours Maximum : 100 marks
Answer ALL questions
Draw suitable diagrams where ever necessary
I. Elaborate on: (2 x 20 = 40)
 1. Briefly explain about qualitative research.
 Explain about various types of qualitative research.
 2. Explain about procedures in various phases of construction of visual motor integration
 assessment tool among Indian population.
II. Write notes on: (10 x 6 = 60)
 1. Stratified random sampling.
 2. Non-parametric test.
 3. Retrospective design.
 4. Normal distribution.
 5. Standard normal variate (Z).
 6. Criterion referenced tests.
 7. Attitude scale.
 8. Explain about descriptive statistics.
 9. Types of validity.
10. Hypothesis testing.
*******

Dr. MGR University OCTOBER 2014 Question Paper
Subject : PAPER I – RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

[LF 801] Sub. Code: 9101
MASTER OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY (M.O.T.) DEGREE EXAMINATION
FIRST YEAR
(Common to All Branches)
PAPER I – RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
Q.P. Code: 419101
Time: Three Hours Maximum : 100 marks
Answer ALL questions
Draw suitable diagrams where ever necessary
I. Elaborate on: (2 x 20 = 40)
 1. Explain the methods used to critique an Occupational therapy research article.
 2. What do you understand by validity and reliability?
 Describe the various types of validity and reliability required to do in a experimental
 study design.
II. Write notes on: (10 x 6 = 60)
 1. Data Base.
 2. Indications for use of non parametric tests. Explain with examples.
 3. Scatter diagram.
 4. Mention types of randomized control design.
 5. Variables in a study.
 6. Basic principles of experimental design.
 7. How is a hypothesis framed?
 8. What is a cross sectional study design?
 9. Indications for repeated Measures ANOVA.
10. Types of blinded studies.
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Dr. MGR University APRIL 2015 Question Paper
Subject : PAPER I – RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

[LG 801] Sub. Code: 9101
MASTER OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY (M.O.T.) DEGREE EXAMINATION
FIRST YEAR
(Common to All Branches)
PAPER I – RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
Q.P. Code: 419101
Time: Three Hours Maximum: 100 marks
Answer ALL questions
I. Elaborate on: (2 x 20 = 40)
 1. Explain Case Study, Cross Sectional Study, Cohort Study and Clinical Trials.
 2. Explain the various types of Research design in detail.
II. Write notes on: (10 x 6 = 60)
 1. Pilot Study.
 2. Likert Scale.
 3. Characteristic of a good Report.
 4. Probability.
 5. Literature Survey.
 6. Graphical Representation.
 7. What is effect size?
 8. Frequency Distribution.
 9. Probability Sampling.
10. Bias in Research.
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